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Here We Go: Diane Feinstein to Introduce Legislation to Ban Semi-Automatic Weapons

Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 9:53 AM
1. The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Pp. 2–53. (a) The Amendment’s prefatory clause announces a purpose, but does not limit or expand the scope of the second part, the operative clause. The operative clause’s text and history demonstrate that it connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms. Pp. 2–22. http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-290.ZS.html
Earl29 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 9:56 AM
Indeed. It is silly to suppose that the Texas Rangers could not exist without the Second Amendment. The militia is the people.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 9:53 AM
So let it be written; So let it be done.

When Congress is back in session in January, California Democrat Diane Feinstein plans to introduce legislation to ban the import, export, manufacturing, sale and transfer of what she calls "assault weapons." Feinstein didn't get into specific detail about what weapons would be affected, after all the term "assault" is a political one and the proper name for the guns Feinstein is trying to ban is "semi-automatic," which can include both handguns and rifles. Feinstein told NBC's David Gregory yesterday that ammunition clips holding more than 10 bullets would be banned should her bill become law.

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